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To make a new breed of travel guide, we deployed locals. They looked under the surface, on the margin, on the BRINK of their own cities. They are entrenched in the culture of their city and can share the secret gems in their own backyards.

Lisa's Pizzeria

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1783.9 KM AWAY
76 Fulton Street
New York, NY
Convenient spot to grab a decent slice to go in the financial district. Just steps away from the South Street Seaport, the small shop offers takeout and delivery options for typical pizza shop fare.

Hecho en Dumbo

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1783.9 KM AWAY
354 Bowery
New York, NY
The antithesis of a grease bomb, this Mexican hot-spot marries authentic flavors with high quality local ingredients. The $10 two-course weekday lunch is a steal. If you've got a whole night planned, consider parking yourself at the bar and enjoying their amazing appetizers - a lot of folks prefer to order of bunch of 'em and skip the main entrees altogether. Be prepared, however - sometimes to music can get in the way of conversation.

Jain Book Depot

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1783.9 KM AWAY
C- 4 & 5, CONNAUGHT PLACE
New Delhi,
Jain Book Depot is an important landmark of Cannaught place and one of the oldest book stores in the city. If you are looking for a book they don't have, it can be made available within 48 hours. The staff is very hospitable and knows what they are talking about.

Villa Partanna

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Via Castelforte, 126
Palermo, PA
If you're in Mondello, you might want to do yourself a favor and visit this historic dance club. You might want to knock back a few cocktails and gesticulate with wreckless abandon with all of the other bronzed locals - that's what night clubs are for, after all. Gaze at all of the young bodies, have a few too many shots of Ouzo, and see what kind of trouble you can get yourself into. Salute!

Bond Street Chocolate

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1783.9 KM AWAY
63 E 4th Street
New York, NY
The cutest little gourmet chocolate bar you've ever seen! Count on everything from gold dusted divine deities (they don't discriminate), to bon-bons (they have tequila ganache!), to classic bars and other treats. All items are handmade and totally original. Bond Street is the best possible place to go for a sweet, sexy chocolate surprise.

LTK: Little Thai Kitchen

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1783.9 KM AWAY
231 East 53rd Street
New York, NY
As the name suggests, this is a tiny little spot to grab a quaint Thai meal if you end up in the area and are looking for a quick lunch or dinner option. Prices aren't cheap but aren't over the top either.

de Young Cafe

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1783.9 KM AWAY
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA
Hip, chic, elegant. Have fun creating your own three-course meal. The fare is sustainable & local, and the ingredients are seasonal, so you can feel good about your purchase. Even the water has a twist: infused with lemon, orange, mint, or cucumber.

Pizzeria Villa Zuccaro

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Piazza Carmine, 5
Taormina, ME
This isn't a delivery service, and they don't treat their wares like an assembly line here at Pizzeria Villa Zuccaro. It's hard to make a bad pizza, but equally challenging to make an 'expert' one. Dine in this 17th Century structure, surrounded by a marvelous Italian garden; the pizzeria boasts 35 different types of pizza, so there's a good chance they'll have something you'll enjoy.

Perbacco

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1783.9 KM AWAY
230 California Street
San Francisco, CA
Perbacco is THE place for the gastronomically obsessed, just like the Piedmontese, the Northern Italian region where the cooking from this restaurant originates. Perbacco’s bar offers hand-crafted specialties - recommended are their in-house cured salami platter. Their name has a reference to Bacchus, God of Wine and good times. The signature drink Cocktail Perbacco mixes Kettle One Citrus vodka, amaretto and meyer lemon juice served on the rocks.

Westville West

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1783.9 KM AWAY
210 W 10th Street
New York, NY
Most irresistibly cozy West Village date spot. American comfort foods made with market fresh vegetables. It can get busy, but that's because it's good. Hell, it's even worth the line of people stretching down the block for weekend brunch!

San Francisco Botanical Garden

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1783.9 KM AWAY
1199 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA
Explore the Redwood Trail, learn about prehistoric plants, relax by the turtle pond, have a picnic in the meadow. Children's garden, events, a library, and a bookstore. Free guided tours daily!

HooMoos Asli

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1783.9 KM AWAY
100 Kenmare Street
NY, NY
Yeah, it can be kinda trippy when the Hasidic patrol shows up around noon and spiritually attends to the Israeli hipster owner. Aside from that experience, people have come to expect incredibly reasonable (and surprisingly fresh) mid-eastern fare. Window seats are great for gazing out and people-watching. The hot waitresses are nice, too, but for some reason they don't stick around for long, so don't get your hopes up that you'll ever see her again.

Enoteca Picone

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Viale Strasburgo 235
Palermo, PA
Enoteca is one of the most astoundingly stocked wine shops in Palermo. Don't even consider dragging a heavy bottle around in your suitcase, just so you can bring a little taste of Sicily back home with you. Make haste and crack it open at the hotel! With a great selection of Sicilian wines, you ought to enjoy Enoteca's varietals on Sicilian soil. Cin Cin!

Anselmo - Trattoria Alla Marinara

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1783.9 KM AWAY
2, Via I Palazzo - Torre Faro
Messina, ME
Anselmo is one of the most well-known modern eateries in Messina. Epic seafood and a beautiful setting in Torre Faro, this is a must for any of you traveling food-snobs. It's all about the food & wine here, and don't you forget it. If you thought you'd come home more fit from all the walking and swimming, you'd be mistaken.

Transgression Skate Park

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Ocean Terminal
Edinburgh,
Huge indoor skateboard and BMX complex with more treacherous moulded cement, half-pipes, bowls, rails, and great lines to carve up! Set up by local enthusiasts with a passion for skating and riding. Mellow atmosphere and they even offer beginner courses and tips. Open 'til 10pm, 7 days a week, and sessions start from £5.50 or £15 for full day passes.

Boogaloos Restaurant

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1783.9 KM AWAY
3296 22nd St
San Francisco, CA
Smack dab in the middle of Hipsterville - aka The Mission - is Boogaloos, a very popular breakfast diner situated in an old drug store's shell. Make no mistake, this is one epic restaurant that's well worth the wait. Aside from having a fantastic menu, the interior is eclectically decorated with an artist's feel as well as drawings made by children with disabilities. It always makes for an entertaining scene. You should try the Temple O Spuds. Delicious!

Cuppa Cuppa

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1783.9 KM AWAY
75 East 4th Street
New York, NY
This simple, no-frills coffee shop offers delectible pastries in a small, quaint environment in a terrific East Village locale. Get ready for the kicker: there's no Wi-Fi, no bathroom, no outlets and, therefore, no one around most of the time. A good place to lose yourself in a book and sip a cup of the black stuff, especially since Cuppa Cuppa can be a ghost town for hours at a time. The owner can be a pretty cold little bastard, but he'll still take your money. Cash only, please.

Lafayette Grill & Bar

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1783.9 KM AWAY
54 Franklin Street
New York, NY
The most unassuming music and dance bar in all of Manhattan. One would never know that this venue had a full bar, a full Mediterranean and Continental menu, live music and live dancing (Tango, Flamenco, Belly, Salsa, and more) - every single night! Come here with a group of people any day of the week and expect a lovely evening of great fun and artistry in motion.

Ristorante Duomo, Ragusa Ibla

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Via Capitano Bocchieri, 31
Ragusa Ibla, RG
Rated two Michelin Stars, this place is a pretty safe bet. Chef Ciccio Sultano creates dishes like spaghetti sauced with carrot juice, fresh anchovy tartare and a pungent jolt of tuna bottarga, rosy baby lamb chops with Etna pears braised in jasmine honey and crusted with Bronte pistachios, and chocolate cake served with pine-nut ice cream, saffron cream and wild-fennel sauce. Hungry yet? Maybe it's time to do something about it.

China Trade Center Art Gallery

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1783.9 KM AWAY
838 Grant. Ave.
San Fracnisco, CA
China Trade Center features artwork from a variety of Asian artists, for both viewing and purchase. Get great deals on art supplies, too. The giant Chinese Dragon dangling through the stairwell can’t be missed - it's so realistic, you’d almost think it was alive.

Herbivore Restaurant

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1783.9 KM AWAY
983 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA
Now this place is a satisfying escape from typical city restaurants. Herbivore is a vegan restaurant with a decent selection and quaint environment. The prices are fair, the crowd's acceptable, the food's good. Considering how few full-on vegan restaurants there are to pick from, Herbivore stands proud at the top of the list.

Salon Amici

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1783.9 KM AWAY
255 East 50th Street
New York, NY
Tiny salon in Turtle Bay area where walk-ins are welcome for both men and women. First-time clients receive a 20% discount. Services include blow-outs, coloring, highlights, Brazilian straightening and relaxing, and more.